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  • Kovil to Commence a Library in Army-Released House


    A house, hitherto used by the Army in Jaffna was handed over back to the Ushan Murugan Kovil temple during a recent brief ceremony organized jointly by the 52 Division and 522 Brigade Headquarters for establishment of a library. On the same occasion, the chief priest, Rev Kandaswamy at the temple donated two computer units to the Army for distribution among two visually-handicapped persons in the area.
  • Army Managed New Air Travel Wing Issues Tickets to Public

    The first-ever Army-managed ticketing agency, ‘Air Travel Services (Pvt) Ltd’, hitherto temporarily housed at the Army Headquarters complex, moved into its new location, No 31, Kew Road, Colombo-02 (adjoining the Air Force Headquarters premises) on Monday (14), enabling the public also to reserve their own overseas tickets.

  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • Trainees in Basic Media Course Awarded Certificates in Grand Ceremony

    With the sheer intention of providing a wider perspective and exposure to the fast changing subject of Mass Communication and Media, the Army Headquarters-based Directorate of Army Media jointly with the Government Information Department (GID) of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, provided a one-month long Media training to a group of 47 Army personnel, for the first time in the Army history.
  • President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness 'Marathon Run'


    With the motive of creating awareness on conservation of energy and assisting the national economy by cutting down thumping costs on imports, the Ministry of Power and Energy on Saturday (16) early morning, initiated a ‘Marathon Run’ at the Independence Square with the participation of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.
     
  • University Students at IDP Centres to Continue Higher Education

    FIFTY SIX University students who found temporary shelter in Vavuniya IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) centres during humanitarian operations have once again got opportunity to continue their higher education at the University of Jaffna. Twenty five male students and thirty one female students belonging to fifty six families were brought to the transit camp at Kaithady University students’ hostel and released to join the University of Jaffna.

  • Kotelawala Defence University Convocation Produces 90 More Military Graduates

     
    The annual Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Convocation - 2011 for conferment of Bachelor and Master degrees on 90 military officers, including 4 foreign cadets, took place Tuesday (22) evening at Temple Trees with HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. A total of 51 Army, 23 Navy,12 Air Force Cadet Officers and 4 foreign graduands (3 from Maldives and 1 from Nepal) read for those degrees....
  • Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location



    Trying to bring the elegant craftsmanship, inherent among Army tradesmen to the fore, the Army is to venture on the production of their own furniture on a large scale, following a notion suggested by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after having assessed the colossal expenditure, incurred in the purchase of furniture to the Army on a regular basis.
  • SLAVF's Annual Mega Athletic Tournament Ends with New Records



    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) officers and other rankers who turned athletes for the three-day long ‘Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament - 2015’ that got off on Tuesday (14) at Diyagama Stadium, Diyagama, finished their year’s pinnacle of pride with a number of new athletic records on Thursday (16) evening amid rousing enthusiasm.
  • Youngest 4 Star General in the Army Accorded Guard of Honour


    General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who was promoted to the rank of General, received honours from the troops at the Army Headquarters during a special parade at MoD grounds on Monday (17) morning. He is the youngest General in the Army to have received this rank while serving as the Commander of the Army. General Jagath Jayasuriya  on arrival at the......